Happy Fall! We’ll be having a lunch social at Clyde’s of Tysons Corner next Saturday, November 5th 2016, at 12pm. Come out and join your fellow admins for discussion of macOS Sierra, iOS 10.1, the new MacBook Pros, and the future of platform management!
8332 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Metro: Greensboro Station, Silver Line
Join your fellow Apple Admins at Tyber Bierhaus in Bethesda on Thursday, September 22nd from 6pm to 8pm for a tasty beverage and some good food. We’ll be talking informally about the release of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra (10.12), as well as the launch of the iPhone 7!
Metro: Red Line, Bethesda
7525 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Session Notes: August Learning Session
Storing our Digital Lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS
Rich Trouton, HHMI
MFS – Macintosh File System
Once upon a time: Macintosh File System.
Introduced resource forks:
* Graphical data stored on disks (floppy)
* Enabled easier localization through multiple language objectst inside a fork.
* Simplified application distro.
Stored metadata needed to support the OS.
Join us for our August Meetup at National Geographic on Saturday, August 13th at 12:00pm! We’ll be talking about filesystems and Apple’s forthcoming APFS with Rich Trouton from HHMI. For legal reasons, we will NOT be livestreaming or recording this talk. You must be present to win, no purchase necessary.
After the talk, we’ll have free tickets to see National Geographic’s The Greeks exhibit (or, if you’d like, you can give tickets to your family while you listen to Rich’s talk!), and for those not interested in the exhibit, we’ll find some lunch nearby. Please RSVP separately for Museum tickets so we know how many we need.
Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS
For as long as Mac users have been creating and saving files, there have been Apple-built filesystems to store those files. Apple’s announcement of the new Apple File System (APFS) marks only the fourth time in 32 years which Apple has made the transition to a new file system, so let’s look back at the filesystems of yesterday, examine what’s being used today and look forward to what we’ll all be using tomorrow:
This session will cover:
- An overview of MFS and HFS, two now-retired Apple filesystems
- An examination of HFS+, the Apple filesystem in use today
- An introduction to Apple File System (APFS)
- Discuss why APFS is being created
- The new features of APFS
- The current state of APFS development
Read Tom’s Post on Testing iOS 10 & Sierra for more resources and information.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13th, 2016, when Rich Trouton will present on APFS and File Systems.